Friday Links: Protective Trees, Asthma Awareness Month
All right, I’m moving the links to Friday for good, since in the name of sanity, I’m sticking with Monday through Friday posting only.
Okay, so let’s start with me.
1. My newest Celsias article:
Disneynature: Will it Be Green? Sort of Green? Not so Much?
After the spectacular success of the BBC’s Planet Earth series, it’s no wonder Disney wants to get in on the eco action. Disneynature, the newest venture for the entertainment giant, aims to release two feature-length nature and wildlife films worldwide each year starting with “Earth” on Earth Day 2009.
This first movie will follow animals like polar bears and elephants over the course of one year, and Planet Earth’s Alastair Fothergill is producing it. His vision plus Disney’s family entertainment chops and deep pockets? Sounds like a winning combination. Take a look at the trailer.
Read the rest of the article.
2. Trees = Asthma Protection?
At least one analysis suggests a correlation. Read the whole thing, but here’s the best quote:
Professor Irwin McLean, who studies asthma at the University of Dundee, said it was a “very interesting study” but he urged caution in interpreting the results. “It shows that there is some correlation between suburban living and [a reduction in asthma]. That doesn’t mean you should go out and plant a load of trees around your house if you want to stop your kids from getting asthma,” he said.